"US is car country" New Mexico Transportation Tip by richiecdisc

New Mexico Transportation: 22 reviews and 28 photos

  out west, it's a truck but a car does just fine
by richiecdisc

The US has never been noted for its mass transit and the car is king. Driving around the western US is a joy, with open roads and ample scenery. There's great places to stop and have a picnic or just take a photo. New Mexico is particularly a fun place to drive around due to minimal traffic. Albuquerque lies right on Route 66 and the two roads up to Taos are gorgeous particularly the High Road that passes through Chimayó. The drive south to White Sands is a bit more tedious but well worth the effort and exploring the park with a car is about the only way you can do it with no infrastructure to do it otherwise and a bike or walking not practical due to the glaring sun and lack of shade. It's about an hour from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, one and a half to two and a half to Taos from there depending on which road you take, and four hours or so down to White Sands.

Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 17, 2009
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